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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

As one of the most common cancers in the world, lung cancer – typically caused by tobacco smoking – contributes to a high mortality rate in men and women living in the United States. Your risk for lung cancer also may increase with exposure to high levels of pollution, radiation or asbestos.

Comprehensive Lung Cancer Care Close to Home

If you or a loved one experience symptoms of lung cancer, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, persistent cough, hoarseness, chest infections (pneumonia, bronchitis), headaches or loss of appetite, you’ll want to talk with the lung and thoracic cancer experts at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.

Thoracic Cancers We Treat

At Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, you’ll work with a highly trained and experienced multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing evidence-based prevention, detection, treatment and research for lung cancer and a wide range of thoracic cancers such as:

  • Chest wall tumors
  • Diaphragmatic tumors
  • Esophageal and gastric cancers
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Metastatic cancer of the lungs, chest wall and mediastinum
  • Pericardial tumors
  • Pleural cancers

Services & Treatments for Lung Cancer

As you and your lung cancer care team work together to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored for your specific situation, you’ll receive a thorough evaluation, take advantage of advanced imaging for accurate diagnosis and meet for regular reviews.

Personalized Cancer Treatment

The best treatment for you depends on several factors, including the stage of the disease and the location of the tumor. You and your doctors can take advantage of a variety of treatment methods, including:

  • Chemotherapy – Medications to destroy cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy – Targeted radiation to shrink tumors for easier removal
  • Targeted therapy – Special medications to interrupt abnormal cell growth
  • Specialized surgery – Procedures to remove the tumor or part of the lung

Cancer Navigation Services

Throughout your journey at Stephenson Cancer Center, your care team includes a nurse navigator, a specially trained registered nurse (RN) who acts as your personal advocate and adds an extra layer of support. Learn more about Cancer Navigation Services.

Supportive Care Services

You also gain access to extensive Supportive Care services, such as genetic counseling, nutritional therapy, support groups, palliative and comfort care, cancer education workshops, and symptom and pain management. And you’ll find all your cancer-related services in a bright, welcoming, up-to-date facility close to home and designed for your comfort and convenience.

Your Lung & Thoracic Cancer Care Team

From your first contact with Stephenson Cancer Center, you become a vital part of our multidisciplinary team approach that brings you together with cancer specialists, such as medical oncologists, cancer surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and others, to ensure you receive the best care for your particular condition.

Request an Appointment

Find out more about the evidenced-based, compassionate care for lung cancer and thoracic cancers at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

Call (405) 271-1632 or toll-free (855) 750-2273.